Ian Crewe at Talk Radio 702 (Twitter)
Johannesburg - Primedia Broadcasting has confirmed that veteran journalist and news anchor, Ian Crewe has died.
It's understood that he was admitted to hospital on Sunday morning with heart and lung issues. It's being reported that he was in a critical condition last night and passed away.
Ian, who has become a household name in South Africa, will be remembered for his witty sense of humour, teaching younger reporters and as the overnight anchor on Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702, he found friends in many insomniacs.
Last year he was conducted into the 2014 MTN Radio Awards Hall of Fame. Ian's life partner, Andre, was in the Talk Radio 702 studios today speaking about his loss. "It was teaching young children that want to go into radio and training them. Yesterday morning was the last time he spoke to me. He was holding my hands and talking to me. I was hugging him."
Condolences from colleagues, industry insiders and listeners have poured in this morning.